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Cheapest Superfast ISP + Line Rental

  • Origin Broadband - £23.89 (*31.58)
    Speed: 38Mbps | Unlimited
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    Speed: 38Mbps | Unlimited
  • Vodafone - £25.00
    Speed: 38Mbps | Unlimited
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    Speed: 100Mbps | Unlimited
16th August, 2017 - 4:03 pm

Author: Mark Jackson | 2 Comments

Fibre optic ISP Hyperoptic has launched a new offer for businesses in Westminster (London), which combines a discount on their FTTP/B ultrafast broadband service with the Connect Westminster voucher scheme that offers up to £2,000 to help local SMEs get a faster service installed. Read More..

16th August, 2017 - 1:34 pm
openreach bt fibre optic cable hands

Author: Mark Jackson | 15 Comments

Openreach (BT) has today proposed to cut the wholesale rental price of their mid-tier 330Mbps (50Mbps upload) Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) “ultrafast broadband” lines, which will make the service cheaper to buy for a 12 month period and that could help to encourage greater uptake. Read More..

16th August, 2017 - 8:41 am
plusnet uk

Author: Keith Oddy | 2 Comments

Budget ISP Plusnet has launched a series of discounts that will be available to new customers, which reduces the price of their “fibre broadband” (FTTC) bundles for the first 12 months of service and adds a £50 bonus on top (cashback or mastercard reward). Read More..

16th August, 2017 - 8:21 am
bt phone box evolution

Author: Mark Jackson | 1 Comment

The rise of mobile phones has meant that very few people see any need for BT’s public payphone boxes anymore and as a result the operator has decided to scrap 13,400 of them over the next three years, with an additional 6,600 expected to be removed by 2022. Read More..

16th August, 2017 - 7:39 am

Author: Mark Jackson | 11 Comments

A couple of months ago we became the first to detail Openreach’s trial of a combined FTTdp and broadband network that used hardware from NetComm Wireless. Today NetComm has confirmed that their test achieved a peak aggregate broadband speed of 1.66Gbps. Read More..

15th August, 2017 - 4:15 pm

Author: Mark Jackson | 9 Comments

A little known Bradford-based ISP called net365, which supplies broadband services to students, as well as residential, healthcare and business users, appears to have cut-off some or all of their internet access customers following an alleged dispute with one of their suppliers (FluidOne). Read More..

15th August, 2017 - 1:17 pm
BT major fibre optic cable junction telephone exchange uk

Author: Mark Jackson | 28 Comments

The proposed Dark Fibre Access product from Openreach (BT), which would have allowed rival ISPs to gain “physical access” to the operator’s existing fibre optic cables (i.e. enabling them to install their own equipment at either end of the fibre within cable ducts), has today officially been cancelled.. for now. Read More..

14th August, 2017 - 3:10 pm
john lewis broadband uk logo

Author: Keith Oddy | 3 Comments

The broadband division of UK retailer John Lewis has announced a price cut to their “fibre broadband” (FTTC) and phone line rental bundles, which will last for the first 12 months of service and should be available to order until “at least” 3rd October 2017. Read More..

14th August, 2017 - 11:27 am
fibre optic broadband bt cables

Author: Mark Jackson | 5 Comments

A new report from techUK, which represents 950 companies in the United Kingdom’s technology sector, has called for “near universal” coverage of “superfast broadband” (30Mbps+) by 2020 and 90% coverage of “ultrafast broadband” (100Mbps+) to become a reality by 2025. Read More..

14th August, 2017 - 10:04 am
First Utility Broadband

Author: Mark Jackson | 0 Comments

Energy provider First Utility, which recently entered the United Kingdom’s crowded internet and telecoms sector, has called on Ofcom to introduce new regulation that would force broadband ISPs to give customers plenty of warning when their initial service discounts and contracts are coming to an end. Read More..

14th August, 2017 - 9:10 am
gfast street cabinet extension pod on right side

Author: Mark Jackson | 77 Comments

Officially speaking Openreach (BT) hasn’t yet announced the start of their post-pilot commercial roll-out of 330Mbps capable (ITU G.9700/9701) hybrid fibre broadband technology, yet unofficially the related PCP street cabinet extension pods have been popping up all over the place. Read More..

14th August, 2017 - 12:01 am
ee uk logo

Author: Mark Jackson | 0 Comments

New customers who join EE’s fixed line home broadband and phone services should note that the provider has cut their prices a little for the first 18 months of service (available until 21st August 2017). Existing 4G Mobile customers will also benefit from an extra 5GB on their data allowance. Read More..

11th August, 2017 - 3:59 pm
bt linkuk london uk Gigabit free wifi kiosk

Author: Mark Jackson | 18 Comments

Five of BT’s new InLinkUK kiosks in London have just been tested to see if they’re able to deliver WiFi speeds of close to the advertised “up to 1Gbps” capability. Sadly the average speed after 43 tests was 47.4Mbps download and 44Mbps upload, with a standard download deviation of 19.5Mbps. Read More..

11th August, 2017 - 7:34 am
london city shard

Author: Mark Jackson | 10 Comments

A number of major broadband and phone providers (e.g. Sky Broadband and TalkTalk) have been affected in central South London after several core fibre optic cables were “damaged” by hungry rodents, which has kept thousands of customers offline since last night. Read More..

11th August, 2017 - 12:01 am
vodafone home broadband gift

Author: Keith Oddy | 0 Comments

Communications provider Vodafone has decided that being one of the cheapest providers of unlimited “fibre broadband” (FTTC) services isn’t good enough and so they’re giving new and upgrading customers a “cool gift” worth up to £199, provided you order before 9th September 2017. Read More..

10th August, 2017 - 3:53 pm
Origin Broadband Logo 2016

Author: Mark Jackson | 7 Comments

Calculus Capital, which specialises in Enterprise Investment Schemes and Venture Capital Trusts, has made a second investment of £2 million into Doncaster-based ISP Origin Broadband. The new money will be used to help grow the business (i.e. attracting more customers and adding extra UK staff). Read More..

10th August, 2017 - 1:44 pm
TalkTalk Logo 2017

Author: Mark Jackson | 2 Comments

Once again the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has today whacked broadband ISP TalkTalk with a £100,000 fine, which comes after several accounts at their outsourced Wipro call centre in India were used to access the personal data of 21,000 customers. Read More..

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